[Baypiggies] Pycon for the Bay Area

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Sun Jan 20 02:13:52 CET 2008

I've thought about it some more, and decided to volunteer to lead the

We need a separate mailing list and a place to meet. And a Web site. Anyone?

On Jan 18, 2008 8:12 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jan 18, 2008 6:33 AM, Aahz <aahz at pythoncraft.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 18, 2008, Edward Cherlin wrote:
> > >
> > > Several current and former Piggies have worked BayCon and other
> > > Science Fiction cons as staff. I Heather Stern, Deirdre Moen at least.
> >
> > <cough>  Me, too.
> Yes, I remember you. "No relation."
> > (Though I haven't ever worked BayCon "officially",
> That's why I didn't put you in my previous post.
> > and it's been years since I did anything at all.)  And if you're going
> > to mention Heather, you ought to mention Jim, who's more of a Python
> > person.  ;-)
> Heather is working with Charles and me and the others on the OLPC
> Sugar factory idea.
> > But yes, there are lots of people around, the question is whether
> they're
> > available to help.  More importantly, someone needs to step up and say
> > that they're willing to be the person in charge of the bid -- I don't
> > have enough spoons.
> As soon as I have something definite to put to them, I will post to
> various LUG lists, Baycon staff list, and such.
> I believe I saw half of a hand up a moment ago, but I forget whose.
> OK, people, we need a local Chairbeing. As Michael Siladi likes to say
> at Baycon staff meetings, everything will be your fault. But you won't
> have to do much of it. That's what staff is *for*. The Chairman needs
> to be able to hold the overall vision together, and keep track of all
> of the department heads and their primary responsibilities, with the
> aid of some able paper-pushers. But the Chairman does much of this
> simply by asking very regularly, "How is everybody doing?" and making
> sure that they keep up, get help, or move over and let someone else
> handle it. In the nicest possible way consistent with making sure it
> happens. Oh, and the Chairbeing is responsible for making sure that
> everybody involved has fun doing this, in between the headaches.
> The local Chairbeing is not the Conference Chair. Our staff and crew
> will be responsible for defined local arrangements, and not for
> program, exhibits, or speakers. Isn't that right?
> Questions? I don't have the answers, but I know whom to ask for them.
> > > Would Google like to be a sponsor?
> >
> > We should probably send e-mail directly to Leslie Hawthorne, I don't
> know
> > how much she monitors the list.  But they're almost certainly going to
> be
> > a sponsor (they're a Diamond sponsor for this year's PyCon plus they're
> > sponsoring the Core sprint); again, the question is whether Google
> > can/will contribute people resources to make an SF PyCon happen.
> We should also bring in the 2008 Summer of Code.
> > Another point is that this is really a four-year commitment (2008
> through
> > 2011), because the central PyCon committee will probably prefer to again
> > have PyCon in a single location for two years.  I don't want to scare
> > anyone off, but I also want to be realistic.
> Excellent.
> > --
> > Aahz (aahz at pythoncraft.com)           <*>
> http://www.pythoncraft.com/
> >
> > "All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of
> > indirection."  --Butler Lampson
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Edward Cherlin
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